Stellar Show Will Peak December 14

By Leah Tuckwiller

If the weather holds, those with an eye to the sky may have some luck making Christmas wishes on shooting stars.

The Geminid meteor shower began Tuesday, December 4, and while the shower won't peak until December 13-14, the new moon on December 7 and the waxing crescent leadin gup to the shower's peak make for ideal view conditions. The shower will also be most active well after moonset, which gets later each night and will hover around 10:50 p.m. on December 13 and 11:50 p.m. on December 14.

Read more in the Wednesday, December 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Child And Youth Advocacy Center Streamlines Child Victim's Reporting Experience

By Bobby Bordelon

Between Greenbrier, Pocahontas, and Monroe counties, an average annual 200 cases of endangered or abused children emerge. Although this number can fluctuate, ranging from 150 to 300, the number of cases and investigations is one of several reasons for the formation of the Child and Youth Advocacy Center (CYAC).

The purpose of CYAC is to streamline and minimize the involvement of children in process of investigating abuse cases. Before the CYAC's involvement, when a child disclosed abuse to someone in a position of authority, such as a teacher, they would often have to tell this same story to multiple people, who would then build a case based on their respective interview. This sometimes led to cases where the child could have to retell their story over a dozen times, for police, social workers, nurses, doctors, a forensic nurse or doctor, child protection investigators, lawyers, counselors, and more, each of which handles a different aspect of a child abuse case.

Read more in the Tuesday, December 4, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Eagle Sentenced To 15 Days Following October Guilty Plea

By Bobby Bordelon

A former home health worker was sentenced Monday, December 3, before Greenbrier County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dent.

Donna Eagle, 54, of Fairlea was indicted in February for the felony offense of financial exploitation of an elderly person in excess of $1,000, and recently agreed to a plea deal that would convict her of the offense.

Read more in the Tuesday, December 4, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County CVB Votes To Paricipate In Upcoming Market Study

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau held their regular meeting last nigh tin the Rahall Conference Room of the CVb Visitors Center.

During the meeting, much of the discussion centered on a market study recently pitched to the Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority by a representative from The Greenbrier.

Read more in the Friday, November 30, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Charges Dropped Against Monroe County Woman Who Blocked MVP Construction

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission voted to settle an ongoing lawsuit with New River Community and Technical College, commonly refered to as the pool litigation, during the Tuesday, November 28, regular meeting of the commission.

The ongoing suit was brought against the County Commission after the community college incurred more costs than expected during the remodeling and construction of a community pool; the county once owned the pool building of New River Community and Technical College and rented the building to the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH), giving most of the rent payments to NRCTC. The building was ultimately transferred to the college "to support their continued growth," according to Hanna in a previous commission meeting.

Read more in the Thursday, November 29, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority Hears Public Comment At Regular November Meeting

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority held their regular meeting one week delayed on Tuesday, November 27, in the lobby of the main terminal.

The meeting began with public comment from several citizens, most of whom wanted their voices heard on the issue of an air service convention and visitors bureau. The proposed new CVB was tabled at the last meeting of the GVAA and placed on the agenda for Tuesday.

Read more in the Wednesday, November 28, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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